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KANJI: KAI umi (sea, ocean)

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Character Etymology:

The radical for water (at left) combined with the radical meaning every, which may also act phonetically to express salty. Thus, "every drop of salty water."

"All waters finish in the sea."

A Listing of All On-Yomi and Kun-Yomi Readings:

on-yomi: KAI
kun-yomi: umi

Nanori Readings:

Nanori: a ama una un e ka ta hiro hiroshi bu machi mama mi me wataru

English Definitions:

  1. KA, umi: sea, ocean.

Character Index Numbers:

New Nelson: 3133
Henshall: 88

Unicode Encoded Version:

Unicode Encoded Compound Examples:

海軍 (kagun): navy.
(nihonkai): Sea of Japan; Japan Sea.
(kaisui): sea water.

 

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